35 year-old Michael Sawyer is accused of running a red light at the intersection of Hampton Highway and Yorktown Road in Newport News, Virginia causing a multi-vehicle accident. Sadly, the worst victims of the accident were Sawyers’s own children.
His two year-old, who had been riding in Sawyer’s 2001 Chevy Malibu without a car seat, was thrown from the vehicle. A seven year-old riding in Sawyer’s vehicle, also not properly buckled in, was injured as well. Both children were rushed to Riverside Hospital in Newport News.
In all, three vehicles were involved in the accident: Sawyer’s Chevy Malibu, a Chevy Sienna van and an unidentified pick-up truck:
Sawyer is now facing running a red light, reckless driving, and failure to secure a child in a child restraint. Police have indicated that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.